Saturday, 12 April 2008
NOT: Speed-the-Plow, Old Vic Theatre
This play was terrible. I was indifferent to all plight of three whiny characters, Mamet's text was dense, unwitty and soulless, and the plotline unbelievable. I could barely keep my attention, floating in and out of sleep and finding myself wondering about the angling of the floorboards of the set and the clingness of the secretary's jumper. The only saving grace was seeing Kevin Spacey and realising his great skill as an actor when compared with a slightly wooden Jeff Goldblum and the insipid girl. A disappointing waste of time and money.